Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2011 – Roger Canevari, renowned interventionist and owner of Recovery Found, has been selected as the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Promises Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit public charity that has been committed to supporting substance abuse prevention and providing behavioral health services to low-income…
While numerous media stories circulate regarding celebrities and sexual addiction, few address sexual addiction as an illness with symptoms and destructive consequences, making it difficult to pinpoint the characteristics of this complex condition.
A recent survey says parents are expressing a new worry that’s shoving aside fears about dealing with bullies or getting good grades. According to a survey by SpectorSoft, the chief school worry parents expressed toward their children is about sexting, or sending sexual messages and photos out from their cell phones.
People in recovery from addiction often look back and say, “I knew I wasn’t a bad person, but somehow I couldn’t stop doing bad things.” Now there’s a formal explanation – addiction is neither a choice nor a sign of weakness, but rather a chronic brain disease.
The childhood obesity problem has caused many eating disorder experts to caution parents about proper guidelines for implementing healthy changes. Instead of talking about dieting, losing weight and counting calories, say experts, the focus should be on getting more active, eating healthy and improving general well-being.
Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 2011 – Doctors, lawyers and other professionals struggling with drug or alcohol addiction have yet another reason to begin their recovery at Promises Treatment Centers. On September 1, renowned physician and addiction specialist, Dr. Greg Skipper, was appointed Director of Professional Health Services at Promises.
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 2011 – Promises Treatment Centers recognizes and rewards the talent of its staff. That’s why Betsy Spier, MFT, who started with Promises West L.A. in 2010 as a family therapist, quickly became Director of Outpatient Services and now serves as the program’s Executive Director.
Internet pornography and sex-based websites continue to shift the way Americans think of sex and their sexual behaviors. More view sex as a type of recreation, such as gambling, and increasing levels of sexual imagery across television and movies are making sex more casual.
Brandon Marshall, wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, recently announced that he suffers from a condition known as borderline personality disorder, or BPD. The disorder has affected him over the past five years, according to an article in SB Nation.
Spending Addiction (or Shopping Addiction, Compulsive Shopping, Compulsive Spending) is a compulsive and mood-altering behavior that involves making unnecessary, emotion-driven and negatively impactful purchases. While not a distinct condition recognized medically in psychiatry, a Spending Addiction involves many of the symptoms, behaviors and dynamics found in disorders which are. Overspending and overshopping is now being considered for…